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Re: [News] 64.4% of E-mail is SPAM (Thanks, Microsoft!)

Roy Schestowitz came up with this when s/he headbutted the keyboard a moment
ago in comp.os.linux.advocacy:

> __/ [ Roy Schestowitz ] on Monday 02 October 2006 22:29 \__
>> Old spammers learn new tricks
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | Spam Bot operations are increasing in particularly in South
>> | American countries where it is the favoured method of distributing
>> | bank trojans and phishing scams.
>> `----
>> <snip />
> Here is the link I mistakenly omitted (while duplicating another):
> http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=34808

I've just been sat here laughing my arse off over this whole thread.

For my part, I don't run a relay and I /never/ see spam. Not since I
instigated a whitelist: links from my websites to mailto: are all flagged
in my mail client and moved to its own inbox. Mails from people I know are
moved to their own inboxes. When I sign up to newsletters etc, they get
redirected to their own inboxes as well. EVERYTHING else gets consigned to
the bitbucket when the client fetches new headers. OK, so there're some
false positives, but if it's important, that's why I have a phone number
and a Skype account as well.
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